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Target debuts enhanced Apple departments

Target debuts enhanced Apple departments

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is partnering with Apple to offer an expanded assortment of the brand’s products and services, the retailer said Thursday. The new shopping experience, similar to departments Target has created with Disney, Ulta Beauty and Levi Strauss & Co., is part of the retailer’s effort to become a destination for sought-after brands.

Project Sunscreen launches at Target

Project Sunscreen launches at Target

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — The Aussie-inspired, dermatologist-developed sunscreen brand Project Sunscreen has launched at Target, the company said Thursday. Project Sunscreen’s “Tropical Palms” and “Aerial Beach” rollerball designs have rolled out to an initial 130 stores and are also available on the Target website. “This is a dream come true,” Project Sunscreen co-founder and CEO

Target reconfigures executive team

Target reconfigures executive team

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has named a new chief growth officer in one of a number of leadership changes the company announced on Tuesday. “At the core of Target’s success is the most talented team in retail,” Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell said, chairman and CEO, Target. “The depth of expertise across Target’s leadership

Retailers among best places for LGBTQ equality

Retailers among best places for LGBTQ equality

NEW YORK — Ahold Delhaize’s GIANT Co. and Food Lion, along with such retailers as Kroger, Walgreens and Walmart, were among the retailers recognized as being among the best places to work for LGBTQ equality. They received perfect marks on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index. A record-breaking 767 major U.S. businesses

Target and Levi Strauss expand partnership

Target and Levi Strauss expand partnership

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is launching an assortment of home and lifestyle items with Levis Strauss & Co. that will be the apparel company’s first Home partnership. The  Levi’s for Target limited-edition Home collection builds on the decade-long partnership between the two companies, which began with the introduction of the value brand, DENIZEN from Levi’s,

Target paying $200 million in employee bonuses

Target paying $200 million in employee bonuses

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is offering its employees a $200 million “thank you” for their hard work during a challenging year. The retailer said Monday that it will pay $500 bonuses to all its hourly employees in stores, distribution centers and at its headquarters and field-based offices. In addition, all store directors, executive team leaders and

Target’s holiday sales show omnichannel gains

Target’s holiday sales show omnichannel gains

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp.’s comparable sales for the combined November/December period grew 17.2%, driven by a 4.3% increase in store traffic and a 12.3% increase in average ticket size, the company said Wednesday. Store-originated comparable sales grew 4.2%, while comparable digital sales grew 102%. “The momentum in our business continued in the holiday season with

Amazon tops dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index

Amazon tops dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index

CHICAGO – In a year dominated by COVID-19, Amazon surpassed last year’s winner H-E-B and runner up Trader Joe’s to take the top spot in the fourth annual dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI).  Target also broke into the top quartile of the RPI for the first time, driven by its own strong performance in response

Mass retailing has a new triumvirate

As 2020 finally and reluctantly gives way to 2021, the mass retail community is understandably optimistic about the year ahead. As background, much has changed, more perhaps than in any other 12-month period in the history of retailing in America. Foremost among these shifts in consumer shopping habits is the undeniable fact that online shopping,

Target enlivened by the present and future

MINNEAPOLIS — It has been quite a month at Target Corp. First, the retailer announced a blockbuster long-term partnership with Ulta Beauty to open store-within-a-store Ulta Beauty shops in selected Target locations and make available Ulta’s prestige brands through Target.com. The collaboration represents a brilliant combination of two retailers who both excel in providing curated,

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